I love to haunt the basements of vintage textile dealers I know. I tend to ask: “what’s the most special thing you’ve got?”
This was the result of one such question, which I asked of a dealer friend from Berkeley who specializes in antique textiles. It’s hand-woven indigo cotton from Asia, probably Japan, and it’s about a century old. I only got enough of it to make a few scarves, but they’re really something special. The texture is rich, the color is beautiful, and it’s one of those things that’s refined enough for tailored clothes and flavorful enough for casual.
It’s one of a few scarves in our shop, all hand-made one at a time in our atelier. This one is made from some slubby vintage French linen my mother found. These are made from Japanese boro and vintage Japanese silk.